Word scramble on Confucianism and Judaism

World Religion Word Scramble 4 -- A learning tool

Word scrambles can be fruitful gamification tools for building vocabulary.

Based on chapters 2 and 10 of Neighboring Faiths by Winfred Corduan, the textbook for World Religions

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Challenge: Even if you do not have the book, can you unscramble these words and make sure they are matched up with the right clues?

1. natcor

The person who leads the worship and sings the music in Jewish religious services
2. uuiccnsfo

A Chinese itinerant teacher who lived about 500 B.C. and whose teaching concentrated on the realization of an ideal society through the proper execution of duties
3. miosda

A philosophical, religious movement that is concerned with balancing or harmonizing the fundamental energies in the universe
4. ighn-sfa

Philosophically inclined Chinese who believed they had found the secret to immortality
5. ahknukha

A Jewish festival commemorating the purification of the temple in Jerusalem by the Maccabees after it had been defiled by the sacrifice of a pig to Zeus
6. ihsadism

An Orthodox Jewish movement whose followers keep all of the Talmudic requirements
7. atgetsyvHruinlsGohF

A period when the Chinese believe that dissatisfied spirits leave their underworld abode and roam the earth, sometimes causing havoc
8. heoskr

Conformance to Jewish dietary and food preparation laws
9. oenmhra

A 7-branched candelabra used in Judaism
10. avprseso

The seven to eight-day celebration commemorating God's protection for His people in the events leading up to the Exodus
11. rpuim

A celebration of the events recorded in the book of Esther when Jewish extermination was averted
12. aydgnayiinn

Two opposing yet complementary forces that, optimally, are in perfect balance with each other

    -- Howard Culbertson,

"This is a great exercise to review key concepts in the assigned reading." -- Jamie M., Nazarene Bible College student

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